May 2015

  1. ADAD Trailblazers 2015

    ADAD Trailblazer Starters Fellowships announced

    Tuesday 26 May 2015 by Carmel Smith

    The Association of Dance of the African Diaspora have announced the participants on their professional development programme for this year.. Continue Reading

  2. Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker & Boris Charmatz in 'Partita 2'. Photo: Anne Van Aerschot

    Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Boris Charmatz and Amandine Beyer - Partita 2 - Sadler's Wells

    Jeffrey Gordon Baker, Tuesday 26 May 2015 — Performance: 22 & 23 May 2015

    It was as though Bach’s Partita No. 2 had lifted us up & up, floating in the vacuum of space & now the grainy slides of Charmatz and De Keersmaekers trainers on the stage floor were bringing us back… Continue Reading

  3. Boris Charmatz & Musée de la danse - Aatt enen tionon - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 3Luke Jennings, Observer, Tuesday 26 May 2015Performance 17 May 2015

    Nudity in dance is always loaded, always more than absence of costume. Often it’s born of a kind of messianic puritanism: the conviction, on the part of the choreographer, that the audience, in some sense, needs “liberating”. But this isn’t Charmatz’s game at all. 

  4. Salim-Sulaiman - Beyond Bollywood - London Palladium

    Press Review 4Jeffery Taylor, Express, Tuesday 26 May 2015Performance 15 May - 18 June 2015

    Beyond Bollywood is a riot. The huge cast of this shameless, feel good extravaganza, playing til the end of June, generates enough energy to light up nearby Oxford Circus for a fortnight. 

  5. Musée de la danse 'manger' at Sadler's Wells, May 2015. Photo: Ambra Vernuccio

    Boris Charmatz & Musée de la danse — manger - Sadler's Wells

    Donald Hutera, Tuesday 26 May 2015 — Performance: 19 & 20 May 2015

    For my part I maybe didn’t fully embrace 'manger', perhaps, but I’m glad I experienced it... Continue Reading

  6. 'Dancer' by Ian Johnston, Gary Gardiner and Adrian Howells. 
Photo: Niall Walker

    The Place and Battersea Arts Centre team up

    Friday 22 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    Starting next week, the two venues will be joining forces to present two weeks of genre-busting shows which refuse to be categorised as dance or theatre.  Continue Reading

  7. Ben Duke - 'Paradise Lost'.
Photo: Zoe Manders

    Ben Duke on becoming a Countryside Choreographer

    Friday 22 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    The Artistic Director of Lost Dog explains why he moved from London to East Sussex in search of space and inspiration. Continue Reading

  8. The Place announces Choreodrome 2015 artists

    Friday 22 May 2015 by Clare Evans

    The 30 dance artists will be supported to research and develop performance ideas and explore new artistic territory over the summer. Continue Reading

  9. Royal Ballet - Woolf Works - Royal Opera House

    Press Review Ismene Brown, The Spectator, Friday 22 May 2015Performance 11, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 23 26 May 2015

    The mesmerisingly beautiful Alessandra Ferri, a revenant from the Royal Ballet’s 1980s, now aged 52, is still unequalled in her dramatic empathy with asthenia and the pain of living. 

  10. Boris Charmatz & Musée de la danse - manger - Sadler's Wells

    Press Review 2Mark Monahan, Telegraph, Friday 22 May 2015Performance 19 & 20 May 2015

    You’re grudgingly glad the piece exists, but whether you’d ever, ever want to see it again is quite another matter 

  11. Tamara Rojo at London City Island. Photo courtesy Perry Curties

    English National Ballet move East

    Friday 22 May 2015 by Carmel Smith

    English National Ballet and English National Ballet School today announce plans for a new joint home in East London. The move will bring under one roof one of the world’s leading ballet companies with a world … Continue Reading

  12. Stratford Waterfront site sketch, courtesy London Legacy Development Corporation.

    Olympicopolis architects appointed

    Thursday 21 May 2015 by Carmel Smith

    Allies & Morrison, the architects responsible for Rambert's new South Bank home will be designing the new cultural & education quarter in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where Sadler’s Wells … Continue Reading

  13. Musée de la danse dancers performing in the Turbine Hall, Tate Modern, May 2015. Photo: Bettina Strenske

    If Tate Modern was Musée de la danse? - Musée de la danse in London

    Philippa Newis, Thursday 21 May 2015 — Performance: 15 & 16 May 2015

    For me the magic of the dancing museum is hidden in the interactions between the visitors and the dancers. The opportunity to informally chat to them and ask questions is a gift.... Continue Reading

  14. Dance Umbrella 2015 - Dan Canham's 'Of Riders and Running Horses'. Photo: Paul Blakemore.

    Dance Umbrella 2015 - on sale now!

    Wednesday 20 May 2015 by Carmel Smith

    From dancing in carparks, to a nightclub takeover, a show for babies and walks in the park - as well as shows at the Barbican, The Place and Sadler's Wells, Dance Umbrella 2015 is sure to surprise... Continue Reading

  15. Boris Charmatz 'Aatt enen tionon' Photo: Marc Domage

    Boris Charmatz & Musée de la danse - Aatt enen tionon - Sadler's Wells

    Donald Hutera, Tuesday 19 May 2015 — Performance: 17 May 2015

    So, what was Charmatz’s point? All the tenets of (modern and/or post-modern) dance – that is, of bodies in time and space - were well-defined. The movement itself was set yet raw, vigorous yet rigorous... Continue Reading


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